Rugby School in Rugby in one of co-educational boarding schools for boys and girls in the UK. Located in central England, Warwickshire country. Rugby School is a co-ed boarding school for boys and girls! At least two centuries of Rugby’s history are written in the stones
and other monuments to tradition that stand around the School Close,
where in 1823 a local lad called William Webb Ellis first ran with the
ball and invented the game of rugby football.
The players then were more numerous: in 1839, when Queen Adelaide
visited the School, it was School House (75) versus The Rest (225).
Today, innumerable tourists visit the ‘home of the game’ and rugby
teams from all over the world can be seen training against the
distinctive backdrop of Butterfield’s Chapel.
At the top of The Close stands The King’s Oak, planted by Edward VII
in 1909, beneath which the Heads of School watch the School file into
Chapel every morning. Behind it rises the battlemented skyline of
School House where the Head Master has his study - he still sits at
Bishop Percival’s desk - which pupils can enter by a spiral staircase
at the foot of a tower.
Rugby’s greatest Head Master Dr Arnold (1828–42) instigated this
practice so that boys could see him privately and the tradition
continues today. Arnold is famed for ridding the School of its
Flashmans and emphasising subjects that were a good ‘preparation for
power’. He treated his senior boys as gentlemen, increasing their power
and duties so that they shared responsibility for moral tone and
discipline with him. As Arnold put it: ‘First religious and moral
principle, second gentlemanly conduct, third academic ability.’ Masters
were expected to supervise as well as teach; the dames' houses were
abolished and pastoral care was born.
Why Should You Choose this School?
- We’re an all round co-educational school, where
pupils are actively encouraged to develop their own individual skills
and talents. Every child has something special inside them; it’s our job
to find out what that is.
- We’re a school which values outstanding academic
performance - but never at the expense of achieving excellence in other
fields. In our experience, a hothouse isn’t necessarily a place where
many pupils will blossom.
- We’re a school located in the Midlands, and we’re
often noted for our remarkably unsnobby atmosphere. But amongst pupils
and teachers alike, you’ll detect a fierce pride about being here.
- We’re a school with a strong sense of service to the
community. We’re blessed with some marvellously well-equipped
facilities, and we think it’s only fair we afford wider access to them
whenever we can.
- We also think it’s fair to give children a chance to
come here who couldn’t otherwise afford to do so. Our aim is to have 1
in 10 of our pupils granted full Arnold Foundation bursaries by the
- We’re a true 7-day a week school with a strong
boarding ethos. The place doesn’t empty at weekends for the simple
reason that there’s so much going on here.
- We’re a school that loves to innovate and try out
new things. Just because ‘it’s never been done before’ doesn’t mean we
shouldn’t give it a go now.
- Without being over-pious about it, we’re a Christian
foundation, where tolerance and understanding are taught with just the
same skill and dedication as English and Maths.
- We’re a school with a strong House structure, and a
long tradition of in-house dining. This means there’s an unusual
emphasis on individual pastoral care, so being here really is the next
best thing to being back home.
- After five years of receiving one of the best school
educations in the world, all of our pupils finally leave Rugby.But
Rugby never, ever leaves them.